World Bank and French Development Agency in partnership with Adamawa State government under the Rural Access and Mobility Project, RAMP, has commenced construction of 341.4 kilometer of rural roads at the cost of $50 million.
Adamawa State Governor, Mohhamed Jubrilla Bindow who launched the construction of 201.4 km 11 phase of rural roads project at Labando village yesterday said that the project was part of 5 urban roads projects embarked upon by the body.
The governor disclosed that the road project was co financed by the World Bank and French Development Agency, under the Rural Access and Mobility Project, RAMP.
Bindow explained that the state government deemed it fit to partake in the project as a measure to connect the rural areas of the state with the state capital and also to boost transportation of farm produce to the market.
Bindow noted that when completed, the roads would boost employment generation and improve the well being of the rural dwellers, especially in accessing hospitals by women during labour.
He declared that his government was passionate about the speedy development of the state, particularly rural areas, adding that the projects would be completed within one and half years, noting that his administration would ensure strict monitoring of projects to ensure compliance with standards.
He said that in order to facilitate access to projects that were co financed, his administration would create a dedicated counter funding account.
In his remark, the State Project Monitoring Committee, RAMP- 2 and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, Engr. John Tizhe Garba , said the project was divided into three lots to cover the three senatorial zones of the state.
Garba noted that the road project for the central senatorial zone which is 57.9 km long would link up Borrong with Labondo.
“201.4 km shall be executed in the phase 1 consisting of 59.9km in the central, with 4 no of roads, 73.2km in the north consisting of 5 no roads and 70.3km in the south consisting of 4 no of roads,” he said.

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